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The upside of anger.

We tend to think of our emotions such as anger, sadness or guilt, as something to avoid at ...

The creative-right vs analytical-left brain myth: debunked!

I’m a neuroscientist by trade. Popular culture would most likely label me 'logical, detail-oriented and analytical' (which I ...

Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

I've been writing this brain health blog since 2013, and it has changed my life and my career ...

Growing resilient children. 10 neuroscience facts all parents and teachers should know.

By Mariana Rickmann PhD. What do parents who also happen to be scientists (like me) do when faced with ...

Imagine this: mental imagery strengthens neural circuits.

Imagine this: thinking about exercise strengthens your muscles, even if you don’t move an inch. Mental imagery not ...

Seven tips to cultivate your creative brain.

Our very human capacity for creative thought and innovation has enabled people to survive and prosper on Planet ...

How to break bad habits using neuroscience

Your brain is fundamentally lazy. When it can, it wires thoughts, emotions, or behaviors into circuits deep below ...

Knitting your way to a healthier, happier mind

I've been proudly involved with Neural Knitworks since its inception, sharing the latest article out on this fabulous ...

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk 'Indulge Your Neurobiology'. In my talk I share my ...

My top 5 brain health stories for 2014.

As 2014 draws to a close I've crunched the numbers and come up with the the top 5 most ...

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